By writer to speedwaydigest.com
Whereas many of the NASCAR trade continues prep for the Daytona 500 and 2021 season arising in only a month, Ryan Newman is ready for his second-straight look on the Chili Bowl Nationals.
Midget automobile racing, in any case, is the place Newman – the now 20-year NASCAR veteran – bought his begin as a younger racer. This week’s motion from Tulsa, Oklahoma is named the “Tremendous Bowl of Midget Racing,” with greater than 300 rivals on the entry checklist. Newman is certainly one of a handful of drivers from the NASCAR ranks to make the trek West, in hopes of claiming the coveted trophy Saturday evening.
“There’s a bit little bit of all the things right here, and that’s one of many issues that makes it so particular,” Newman stated of the Chili Bowl. “One of many issues that make it so particular is the fellows from the completely different ranks that present up right here, and it’s wonderful to know you’re one man competing in opposition to all these guys from NASCAR, IndyCar, USAC and different ranks.”
The 1999 USAC Silver Crown Champion will drive the 00C as certainly one of 5 entries for Clauson-Marshall Racing, a two-time Nationwide USAC Champion crew. The 43-year-old additionally drove for the Indiana-based group on the 2020 Chili Bowl.
“We had an excellent run a 12 months in the past and are excited to be again,” Newman stated. “We have now an amazing crew and nice sponsor this 12 months with Driven2SaveLives. My automobile quantity shall be 00C, which is in honor of a younger man who misplaced his life and donated his organs. Driven2Save and the Indiana donor community are nice companions of Clauson-Marshall Racing, and proud to run his identify on the automobile. And the actual fact he saved 5 lives along with his organ donation provides me chills, as a result of right here’s somebody that raced ¼ midgets like I did and ultimately he grew to become a hero.”
Newman’s evening of warmth races and qualifying motion is ready for Wednesday. The highest two finishers within the qualifying evening’s characteristic occasion progress into Saturday’s important present, whereas the rest of the entries from the respective qualifying evening will try and race their method in via a sequence of extra races.
“It’s simply enjoyable to be right here, and so many various individuals from so many various kinds of racing at an indoor venue on dust, it’s superior,” Newman added.
Among the many list of entries together with Newman on Wednesday embrace fellow NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott and Brett Moffitt, and former Chili Bowl Champion Rico Abreu. Keep tuned to Roush Fenway on social media (@RoushFenway, @Roush6Team) for protection all through the week.
The Chili Bowl shall be proven on-line on www.floracing.com via the qualifying occasions. Saturday’s ultimate options will change to the MAVTV Motorsports Community. For a whole itemizing of channels and to request MAVTV, log onto www.mavtv.com.
All official information relating to the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationwide offered by Basic Tire will be discovered at www.chilibowl.com.
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